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China's Shenzhou 9 capsule is joined with the orbiting Tiangong 1 module Sunday. China is hoping to establish a permanent station by 2020. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this image made from the monitor at the Beijing Aerospace Flight Control Center and released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng (center), Liu Wang (left) and Liu Yang celebrate aboard the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft after a successful manual docking between the spacecraft and the Tiangong-1 lab module on Sunday, June 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Beijing Aerospace Control Center via Xinhua)

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China's Communist Party dismissed Bo Xilai as Chongqing party secretary in March. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Businessman Lin Chunping attends a March 13, 2012, press conference in Wenzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Businessman Lin Chunping attends a March 13, 2012, press conference in Wenzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province. (Associated Press)

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Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng (center), Liu Wang (left) and Liu Yang sit inside the capsule after the launch of China's manned Shenzhou-9 spacecraft on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Shenzhou-9 blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China. (Associated Press)

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In this image made off the screen at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center and released by China's Xinhua News Agency, China's Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft (left) docks with the Tiangong-1 space lab module shortly after 2 p.m. Beijing time (2 a.m. EDT) on Monday, June 18, 2012, 213 miles above Earth. (AP Photo/Beijing Aerospace Control Center via Xinhua)

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In this image made off the screen at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center and released by China's Xinhua News Agency, China's Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft (left) docks with the Tiangong-1 space lab module shortly after 2 p.m. Beijing time (2 a.m. EDT) on Monday, June 18, 2012, 213 miles above Earth. (AP Photo/Beijing Aerospace Control Center via Xinhua)

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Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng (center), Liu Wang (left) and Liu Yang sit inside the capsule after the launch of China's manned Shenzhou-9 spacecraft on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Shenzhou-9 blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China. (Associated Press)

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Shenzhou 9 spacecraft rocket launches from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, China, Saturday, June 16, 2012. China sent its first woman and two other astronauts into space Saturday to work on a temporary space station for about a week, in a key step toward becoming only the third nation to set up a permanent base in orbit. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Shenzhou 9 spacecraft rocket launches from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, China, Saturday, June 16, 2012. China sent its first woman and two other astronauts into space Saturday to work on a temporary space station for about a week, in a key step toward becoming only the third nation to set up a permanent base in orbit. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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**FILE** Newborn babies wait to be bathed Jan. 25, 2012, at a hospital in Zouping county in east China's Shandong province. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Newborn babies wait to be bathed Jan. 25, 2012, at a hospital in Zouping county in east China's Shandong province. (Associated Press)

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (right)and Chinese President Hu Jintao review an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony Friday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Mr. Ahmadinejad held more sway at a security summit in China than he does with Iran's theocracy at home. (Associated Press)

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (right)and Chinese President Hu Jintao review an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony Friday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Mr. Ahmadinejad held more sway at a security summit in China than he does with Iran's theocracy at home. (Associated Press)

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People watch as the Long March-2F rocket carrying the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft moves to the launch pad at the Jiuquan launch center in Jiuquan, in China's northwest Gansu province, on Saturday, June 9, 2012. (AP Photo)

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People watch as the Long March-2F rocket carrying the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft moves to the launch pad at the Jiuquan launch center in Jiuquan, in China's northwest Gansu province, on Saturday, June 9, 2012. (AP Photo)

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The extended peacetime competition with China "at its heart is a clash of visions for the international system," Rep. J. Randy Forbes, Virginia Republican, says. (Associated Press)

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The extended peacetime competition with China "at its heart is a clash of visions for the international system," Rep. J. Randy Forbes, Virginia Republican, says. (Associated Press)

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to travel to China in the coming weeks. Israel and China established diplomatic relations in 1992, and the two countries traded military technology for nearly a decade.